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Universe from Palomar, The


Published 1967


Description: Covers both the history of the building of the telescope, especially the mirror, and the operation of the telescope from its dedication in 1948 until the date of the film. Includes footage of the casting of the mirror at Corning. Astronomers who appear in the film are Ira Bowen (who also narrates), Edwin Hubble, Milton Humason, Bruce Rule; also footage of Russell Porter and some of his drawings. There are voice-overs by George McCauley and Melvin Johnson.

Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm

Collection: Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).


Run time 00:29:03
Producer National Educational Television and Radio Corporation
Audio/Visual Sound, Color
Language English
Contact Information Caltech Archives, Mail Code 015A-74, Caltech, Pasadena, California 91125 Telephone: (626) 395-2704 Fax: (626) 395-4073 Email: archives@caltech.edu

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